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Sunday, October 7, 2012

KU RB Pierson practices Sunday as x-rays come back negative

Kansas receiver Tre' Parmalee (11) celebrates after running back Tony Pierson's (3) touchdown against Kansas State during the first quarter on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan.

Kansas receiver Tre' Parmalee (11) celebrates after running back Tony Pierson's (3) touchdown against Kansas State during the first quarter on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan.

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Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis said Sunday night that sophomore tailback Tony Pierson practiced Sunday and was not expected to miss any playing time because of an injured elbow that kept him out of the final three quarters of Saturday’s 56-16 loss at Kansas State.

“The x-ray was negative,” Weis said. “Now, he had a sore elbow, but the way they were talking to me, I thought, for sure, we were talking an extended period of time. He actually went out there and practiced today.”

Pierson’s status certainly represents good news for the Jayhawks. Through five games, Pierson leads KU in rushing (319 yards on 59 carries) and also ranks second on the team with 198 receiving yards on 15 receptions. He also has scored three touchdowns.

Pierson was off to a hot start Saturday, hauling in six passes for 63 yards in the first quarter alone before the injury sent him to the bench for the rest of the day.

The Jayhawks (1-4 overall, 0-2 Big 12) play host to Oklahoma State at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

Comments

bville_hawk 1 year, 11 months ago

Glad for Tony, glad for Coach Weis, glad for Jayhawk Nation.

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johnnyhrdwd 1 year, 11 months ago

I bet Snyder had to change his drawers at halftime after that TD by Pierson.

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Sam Brockert 1 year, 11 months ago

Don't you have something better to do than troll? I mean, seriously what kind of a loser goes on to an opposing team's site and comments? You are truely pathetic.

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Dirk Medema 1 year, 11 months ago

Seemed like an appropriate response given the comments above. KAL has otherwise had reasonable comments for an interloper.

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pbouldenv 1 year, 11 months ago

Excellent! Welcome back Tony!

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vd 1 year, 11 months ago

Apparently they don't have x-ray machjines in Manhattan.

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VaJay 1 year, 11 months ago

That is great news!! What a talent. You could tell in that first half they are finally figuring out how to maximize his potential and touches. If that kid can get one or two more blocks he can take it to the house several times a game. Just hope he stays healthy. On a side note - Turzilli seems to be figuring things out in the secondary - how to use his size & reach to get open. Would love to see him get thrown to more often on some deep routes.

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